From Maine to the mall, rapidly expanding quick-service seafood concept Luke's Lobster will arrive in Las Vegas this November — but it won't be leaving a large footprint.
Created in New York in 2009 by former lobsterman Luke Holden, the company's first foray to the Strip will squeeze into just 300 square feet at the Fashion Show mall. Despite its compact size, the restaurant's estimated construction budget is projected to reach $170,000, aided by Shawmut Design and Construction, which worked on Luke's Lobster's first Boston location.
Founded in New York and now operating in New Jersey, D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago, the shack's specialty is a lobster roll built with nothing but meat placed in a griddled New England split-top bun, then topped with "a swipe of mayo, a sprinkle of lemon butter and a dash of our secret spices."
The larger Luke's Lobster locations serve a menu that includes crab and shrimp rolls, plus a selection of chowders, bisques, crab claws, chips and Maine microbrews.